Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly

I have to admit that I haven’t paid much attention to Kendrick Lamar until now. I liked a couple of tracks that I heard him on but for the most part I just wasn’t feeling his music at all. His new album To Pimp a Butterfly however is a slightly different story.

This is an album filled with quality hip hop, funk, jazz, soul and everything in between and perhaps most importantly, it sounds original and fresh. On top of that, there’s a whole heap of incredible artists helping out including George Clinton, Thundercat, Bilal, Anna Wise, Snoop Dogg, James Fauntleroy, Ronald Isley, Rapsody, Terrace Martin, Flying Lotus, Taz Arnold and more.

The album is out now a week ahead of schedule. Cop it on iTunes.

Institutionalized feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Snoop Dogg

Complexion (A Zulu Love) feat. Rapsody

Oddisee – That’s Love

Oddisee has been one of our favourite cats in hip hop for a long time now so we’re pretty happy to hear he has a new album on the way soon. According to Oddisee the album, titled The Good Fight “is about living fully as a musician without succumbing to the traps of hedonism, avarice, and materialism. It’s about not selling out and shilling for a paycheck, while still being aware that this is a business requiring compromise and collaboration”.

The first single That’s Love is an upbeat joint that sees Odd spitting a million words a minute over a soulful organ-filled track. Stream it below and get reading for the new album coming May 5.

Tuxedo – The Album

It’s been two years since Jake One and Mayer Hawthorne anonymously released their 3-track Tuxedo EP but it still gets played regularly around here. Now they have a full length album for us and it’s full of that same boogie and funk goodness that’s had us dancing to the EP since 2013. This is a party album full of infectious grooves sweetened by Mayer Hawthorne’s smooth vocals and we suggest you head to Stones Throw to check it out.

Tuxedo – Watch the Dance

Hiatus Kaiyote – Underwater

After living in the same city as Hiatus Kaiyote for the past few years I’ve been lucky enough to catch them live a number of times and have seen them grow into the musical force they are today. These guys just get better and better and are one of the most exciting and innovative bands on the planet in my opinion.

At the end of last year they gave us the excellent By Fire EP and now we have the new single Underwater from their upcoming album Choose Your Weapon due out on May 5. I could go on about how great these guys are but chances are you already know. If not, it’s time to get on board!

Columbia Nights – My Groove feat. SassyBlack

It’s been a while since we last heard from Washington D.C. based production crew Columbia Nights but good things take time I guess. The trio recently released this little gem My Groove featuring vocals from SassyBlack of THEESatisfaction. Loving the bass and percussion on this one and just about everything else for that matter.

Now these guys will have a full length album for us some time this year but they need a little help to get it pressed on vinyl so they’re running a Kickstarter campaign. Head there to help this talented crew out and make sure you pick up a free download of My Groove in the meantime from their Soundcloud page.

Columbia Nights – My Groove (feat. SassyBlack)

KaeYae Alo – Thoughts

The good people at Beats for Change have put out another release to help bring good to the world. Thoughts is a single from a Canadian singer that was previously unknown to us called KaeYae Alo, with the production being handled by the founders of Beats for Change aka Stone Detectives.

All funds raised from the single will go directly to people in developing countries that are looking to raise money to grow or start a business. Help give these people a chance at a brighter future by supporting this release today!

KaeYae Alo – Thoughts

Sauce81 – Natural Thing

The posts dried up a little here over the last couple of months while I pondered the future of Super Superb but we’re back now with a brand new site and hopefully a lot more good music!

We’re going to kick things off again with some funk fit for any dancefloor from Japanese producer Sauce81. Natural Thing is off an upcoming 7 inch being released through one of our favourite labels, Eglo Records. Pre-orders for this party jam are available now through Bandcamp.

Sauce81 – Natural Thing

2014’s Finest

We’re just a few days away from the new year so once again we’ve gone back through the all of great music from the past year and selected a few releases that we enjoyed the most.

Enjoy this mix featuring some of our favourite songs from 2014 and peep the list below of our picks for the best releases (in no particular order) from the year. Thanks again for all the support. We look forward to bringing you more good music in 2015!

Hiatus Kaiyote – By Fire EP

It’s been a while between posts here but we’re back now with some more pre-Christmas goodies.

We’ll start off with some new music from a band that I’ve been lucky enough to see perform on a regular basis over the last few years thanks to our shared location. This is a much welcomed EP for many of Hiatus Kaiyote’s fans around the world that fell in love with their first release Tawk Tomahawk. This little 3-track gem named By Fire is a warm up for the band’s full length Choose Your Weapon which is set to drop on March 31. That’s still a few months away but there’s more than enough goodness packed into these three songs to keep you going until then.

Support good music and pick up a copy of By Fire from iTunes or Google Play right now.

Hiatus Kaiyote – Molasses

Dorian Concept – Joined Ends

Dorian Concept is a self-taught keyboardist and producer from Austria and last week he released his second album Joined Ends. Throughout the album you’ll hear a lot of Wurlitzer electric piano and analogue synths, giving Joined Ends a different sound to his previous releases. He sings on the album too, but don’t expect to be singing along – all the vocals are washed out or distorted and almost function as another instrument, giving the songs an extra texture or providing a melody.

It’s hard to describe the sounds on Joined Ends with words or to pigeonhole it into one genre. What we can say is that he’s created a pretty special and unique album but the best way to find out is to take a listen for yourself by picking up a copy in your choice of digital, CD or vinyl through Ninja Tune.

Dorian Concept – Mint